Rochdale v Bristol Rovers preview
Last Updated: 01/10/18 4:53pm
Rochdale boss Keith Hill is set to make more changes as his side look to bounce back from two consecutive heavy defeats when Bristol Rovers visit.
Hill was frustrated with his side's performance in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Portsmouth but was boosted by the return of Zach Clough to the bench after an ankle injury.
Clough is in line to return to the starting line-up while Andy Cannon could continue at full-back after replacing Sam Hart, who took a knock in the first half against Pompey. Calvin Andrew and Matty Gillam, both of whom dropped to the bench for Saturday's game, are pushing for recalls.
Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke will consider whether to hand Liam Sercombe a starting place after his quicker-than-expected recovery from injury. Sercombe impressed in the final 13 minutes of Rovers' goalless draw at Bradford on Saturday and with creativity hard to come by, Clarke could be tempted to play him from the start.
Captain Tom Lockyer is unlikely to feature after complaining of blurred vision following a head knock on Saturday. Among those pushing for a return to the starting line-up are striker Alex Jakubiak, who made an impression off the bench at Bradford, plus Chris Lines and Kyle Bennett.
Rochdale have won four of their last five home league matches against Bristol Rovers (D1) since losing 1-0 in January 2007.
Bristol Rovers haven't beaten Rochdale in back to back league matches since October 2010.
Rochdale have conceded 22 goals in their last nine games in League One (W2 D2 L5), at an average of 2.4 per game.
Bristol Rovers have scored just four goals in their last eight away games in League One (W1 D3 L4), failing to net in each of the last two.